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Sardella's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 245 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bellevue Avenue
Description: At Sardella's, we offer award winning cuisine, experienced staff and versatile event rooms. With 6 different private dining rooms, a warm Tuscan atmosphere creates the perfect setting for groups of 20-200! Sardella's is proudly celebrating thirty years of exquisite service and has been voted Best Rehearsal Dinner Location & Best Italian Dishes by the readers of Newport Life Magazine. Have a look at our dining rooms and feel free to call us for more info. Over 30 years ago former Mayor Richard Sardella first opened Barclay's Restaurant. A three room tavern based establishment with no more than 13 items on its menu. Through the years leading up to now, current owners Richard Sardella and Patrick Fitzgerald have transformed a tavern pub based restaurant into one of Newport's oldest full service Italian restaurants. Sardella's specializes in Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Many of the recipes on the MENU come from the Sardella and Imbriglio family. Each room at Sardella's offers a unique, romantic country setting. In addition, there is al fresco dining during the summer months. Along with dining Sardella's also offers LIVE JAZZ every Wednesday year round with various professional artist from around the country in our front dining room. Sardella's is a multi - time Newport Life Magazine winner for "Best Italian Restaurant" "Best Rehearsal Dinner Location" and current Rhode Island Magazine winner for "Best Rhode Island Italian Restaurant". A favorite of many locals, celebrities, politicians and tourists, Sardella's has made it staple as one of Rhode Island's premier Italian restaurant. Sardella's also features exclusive private rooms large enough to accommodate over 170 guests for a sit down dinner or over 250 for a cocktail reception. For smaller groups, these private rooms are facilitated with retractable awnings positioned to create more intimate venues. Adorned with fine Tuscan decor, each private room remains uniquely versatile for any occasion.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

good place to try for dinner. Lots of seating and service was very polite. Our meals didn't take long to come out and the portions were very big. I got chicken parm and it was delicious. A little pricey for pasta/chicken but it was delicious none the less.

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Thank Jackie P
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Excellent service. Food was delicious. Ambiance was friendly and cozy. We will go again. Good location and parking.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We love this restaurant and recommend it to anyone who is traveling to Newport! My husband and I have been going to Newport, RI for over 33 years, once we discovered Sardella's we ate there every visit that we make. Our friends love it too, we told them about it and now they go every time they're in the area. The food is fabulous, the bartender and bar area are great, the atmosphere is lovely and they sometimes have live music, which we love. We look forward to going up again soon.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went with a group of five and had above average service but found the food mediocre/average as this has been highly recommended by others on TripAdvisor. Expensive for an average meal in the loud back room with other large parties.

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Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Sardella's Italian Restaurant is just up the hill from Newport Harbor on Memorial Boulevard. It offers excellent Italian cuisine in a warm and attractive setting. Several smaller dining areas seating 15-20 people offer a sense of intimacy. It has a extensive and varied menu - focused on great Italian dishes - and is reasonably priced for Newport. In fact weekday evening and off-season two-fer specials are a real bargain. There is a small outdoor sitting area for summer - or shoulder season dining with the pole heaters they have set up there. It is spacious enough to usually get seated and the crowds are an excellent indicator of its popularity and value. If you are in Newport and want to move away from the waterfront scene check out Sardella's.

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Thank JR615
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